Primetime Ratings: 'American Idol' Leads Fox to Easy Win

'Parenthood' debuts modestly; 'Lost' falls

American Idol lead Fox to an easy win on Tuesday night, while NBC’s heavily promoted premiere of Parenthood opened modestly, and likely disappointingly for NBC, with a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating and 8.1 million viewers. While Lost lost 13% of its adults 18-49 rating vs last week, dropping to a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating.

American Idol won Tuesday’s ratings race
easily, and stayed reasonably steady, down 5% in the adults 18-49
rating from the comparable episode last season (2/25/09) to an 8.6
adults 18-49 rating. For the American Idol haters keeping track at home, the show’s down 5% on a season to date basis in adults 18-49.
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